Stella Artois Recalls Bottles That May Contain Pieces of Glass in the Beer
If you are a Stella Artois drinker and have purchased packages of bottles recently, you may want to give them a close look.
Stella Artois announced on Tuesday that they are recalling some of their beer bottles. The reasoning behind the decision is for the safety of the consumer.
"This recall comes after the detection of a glass packaging flaw in some 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer," said Anheuser-Busch in a release. "The potentially-affected bottles were manufactured by a third-party which is one of many supplying Stella Artois with glass bottles."
The company stated that the recall applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, “Best of Belgium” multi-packs in the U.S. and Canada, and Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs in the U.S.
It does not affect other Stella Artois packaging formats, such as cans or draft beer, and the recall will effect less than one-percent of glass bottles in the US.
“The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure,” said Christina Choi, Global Brand VP, Stella Artois. “Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”
Removal of affected bottles from a retail standpoint are being worked on by the company.
For a list of production codes of the affected bottles, you can find them here, as well as where to go if you have any of the ones that are being recalled. Consumers can also call their consumer hotline at 1-855-215-5824.
If you happen to have any of the bottles that are being discussed, the company states you "will be eligible for reimbursement."